School asking parents for help with traffic, COVID control

The Cuba School District is asking for parents’ help in getting their children to school and keeping them home.

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COVID cases continue to climb in Crawford County

COVID cases are still on the rise in Crawford County, with 59 confirmed cases reported for the week ending on August 25. A month ago, there had been 40 new cases reported for the week ending July 23, and that had been more than almost the whole month of June.

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MRPC offers services for ARPA funds

Crawford County will receive approximately $4.6 million under the COVID-related American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and two representatives from the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) met with the Crawford County Commission on August 17 to do a brief review of ARPA and offer MRPC’s administrative services.

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City working on stormwater project near Industrial Park

The city of St. James began work on a major stormwater project on North Springfield Street near the Industrial Park. Several new culverts are being installed under residential driveways to aid in water travelling to the area, trying to divert it to the nearby creek.

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County Opioid Awareness Walk held in Steelville

The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) Rural Opioid Initiatives, the Meramec Region’s Rural Opioid Program (MRROP) and Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI), in partnership with Mid-MO Addiction Awareness Group (MAAG) hosted an opioid use disorder awareness walk in Steelville.

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Cuba

Tutterrow’s art featured at museum

Tutterrow’s art featured at museum

on 22 September 2021

By Lori Malcolm on behalf of the CCHS Museum The Crawford County Historical Society Museum has a fall lineup of local artists and exhibits to celebrate Cuba’s art community.

Relay for Life coming to a close

on 21 September 2021

Organizers of the Crawford County Relay for Life event have announced that the fundraiser will officially come to an end with a special ceremony to be held in Cuba on...

Museum is keeping the past alive

Museum is keeping the past alive

on 17 September 2021

History is a mere moment in time. To capture such a moment is priceless. To keep history alive is a big responsibility. The Crawford County Historical Society Museum has taken...

Steelville

Council hears about Spectrum line issues

on 22 September 2021

Steelville council members are frustrated with a lack of response to potential safety issues caused by low-hanging service lines owned by Spectrum Mid-America, LLC (formerly Charter Communications) in the city....

Blood drive at SHS is October 26

on 21 September 2021

The Steelville High School National Honor Society will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 26 from noon to 6 p.m. in the high school library. Please...

Homan arrested in assault on LE case

Homan arrested in assault on LE case

on 21 September 2021

Pamela Kay Homan was arrested and jailed last week after remaining at large for a week and a half after charges were filed against her. The Steelville woman allegedly drove...

St. James

Paving begins on several streets

on 22 September 2021

Paving has started on several St. James streets designated to be addressed this year. One, Primrose Court, had a setback after it was discovered two portions of the road did...

Homecoming coronation set for Friday

Homecoming coronation set for Friday

on 22 September 2021

John F. Hodge High School will celebrate its football homecoming on Friday, September 24, as the St. James Tigers take on the Cuba Wildcats. Coronation will be held prior to...

Truman VA, Mobile Vet Center to provide on-site services for St. James-area veterans

on 21 September 2021

Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital and the Columbia Vet Center are teaming up to provide area Veterans with services such as Veterans Health Administration enrollment, and counseling for post-traumatic...

Crawford

Commission approves UTV rally for Sept. 25

on 21 September 2021

Crawford County Commissioners have approved a side-by-side rally utilizing south-county roads for Saturday, September 25. The Midwest Backroad Rally for a Cure is an annual ride to benefit research through...

Crawford County will use ARPA funds

on 21 September 2021

Following a request for funds, Crawford County Commissioners agreed to apply to receive ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds as part of the latest federal stimulus bill signed by President...

Dillard Mill State Historic Site hosts public information meeting Oct. 2

on 20 September 2021

Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to attend an informational meeting at Dillard Mill State Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 2. The meeting will begin at 12 p.m....

Phelps

Missouri State Fair announces winners from Phelps County

on 22 September 2021

The following individuals received awards at the 2021 Missouri State Fair.

Electronics, appliances, metal collection being held Saturday, October 2 in Vienna

on 22 September 2021

A special waste collection for residential electronics, appliances and metals will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 2 at South Central Stockyards, 221 Highway 42 West in...

S&T 150th events to take place throughout the fall

S&T 150th events to take place throughout the fall

on 21 September 2021

Community members are invited to attend a variety of special events this fall at Missouri University of Science and Technology as the university concludes its 150th anniversary celebration.

Bourbon

Fall Festival featured parade, crowning, car show and more - PHOTO GALLERY

Fall Festival featured parade, crowning, car show and more - PHOTO GALLERY

on 21 September 2021

The annual Bourbon Fall Festival, sponsored by the Bourbon Boosters, returned last Friday featuring a parade, a host of activities, a special dedication ceremony, and the crowning of the 2021...

Carol's Cooking offers home cooking

Carol's Cooking offers home cooking

on 17 September 2021

Carol’s Cookin', located at 450 Highway H in Leasburg, is family owned and operated by Brad and Carol Cartwright.

Bourbon Fall Festival parade set for Friday

on 16 September 2021

The annual Bourbon Fall Festival will be underway at 6 p.m. Friday with the parade, which will be followed by games, entertainment, food, and more all evening.

State and Regional

MSHP marks 90 years of service and protection

22 September 2021

By Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of Missouri State Highway Patrol For nine decades, the Missouri State Highway Patrol has answered the call to serve and protect the citizens of...

Missouri’s statewide ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill set for Oct. 21

16 September 2021

Registration is open for the 2021 Great Central U. S. “ShakeOut” earthquake drill on Oct. 21. More than 320,000 people are already registered for this year’s ShakeOut drill, which is...

State Tech tops 2,000 students, announces record enrollment for fifth year in a row

16 September 2021

On the heels of being ranked the number one college in the country for the third year in a row by Wallethub, State Technical College of Missouri has set another...

Outdoors

Need money, don’t cut that walnut tree, sell the walnuts

20 September 2021

By Larry Dablemont I always figure the yellow leaves on the walnut trees tell me a lot about the upcoming fall. This year that yellowing foliage on the walnuts here...

The autumn hunting season has finally arrived

20 September 2021

By Bill Cooper September first ushered in dove season in Missouri. It’s the start of a menagerie of seasons that start this month. Teal season opens September 11, followed by...

MDC, Missouri Community Forestry Council announce Award of Excellence winners

MDC, Missouri Community Forestry Council announce Award of Excellence winners

17 September 2021

For more than 30 years, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Community Forestry Council (MCFC) have honored Missourians for making significant and long-lasting efforts to care for...

Entertainment

ECC Film and Lecture Series to present ‘Crip Camp’ and guest speaker on September 17

16 September 2021

The East Central College Film and Lecture Series will present the award-winning documentary “Crip Camp” Friday, Sept. 17, to kick off its 2021-2022 series.

Vichy Fire Department plans Eighth Annual Leroy Tipton Memorial Tractor Cruise on September 12

07 September 2021

The Vichy Fire Dept. will host the Eighth Annual Leroy Tipton Memorial Tractor Cruise on September 12, 2021, at the Vichy Community Park.

Chamber hosting music festival on Saturday

24 August 2021

The Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Music Festival in Uptown Cuba on Saturday. Events are scheduled to get underway at 4 p.m.

Letters to the Editor

A must read

on 20 September 2021

We will not be silenced by Erwin W. Lutzer, pastor emeritus of the Moody Church is a must read.

Tell your story

on 20 September 2021

I assume the letter of 09/09/21 that appeared on the opinion page signed by Mary Young was intended to accomplish two things—sympathy for her and the impression that she was...

Help available for vets

on 03 September 2021

I would like to tell my fellow veterans that I know this is troubling times with the pandemic and now Afghanistan.

Opinions

National Farm Safety and Health Week provides awareness, reminders for agriculture industry

on 20 September 2021

By Garrett Hawkins It seems like every time you turn around, there’s a day or a week devoted to a cause or event. Some are traditional, such as Christmas or...

Restricting speech in the name of safety, from panic to pandemic

on 20 September 2021

By Kevin Goldberg, Freedom Forum First Amendment Specialist The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, occurred on a Tuesday. By the end of that week, we saw the beginnings of...

Can First Amendment protect educators from being fired for teaching about race?

on 03 September 2021

By Tony Mauro Officials in more than 25 states have in the past year introduced or enacted measures to penalize the teaching of racial issues in ways that might be...